Forest fires close Highway 101 in Mendocino County

FROM CALTRANS-

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: With U.S. Highway 101 closed by wildfires in Mendocino County, we’ve arranged for the federal contractors on Route 36 to allow traffic queues through the work site on Buck Mountain in Humboldt County to improve access to and from Interstate 5.

Additionally, Route 299 reopened to one-way controlled traffic on a 24/7 basis at the Helena Fire closure near Junction City in Trinity County. Motorists should anticipate approximately 60 minutes of delays between Arcata and Redding.

Route 20 in Lake County has not been closed by fire activity yet, but changing conditions could result in a closure at any time. Some local roads which intersect with Route 20 *have* been closed, which resulted in some miscommunications earlier this morning. Route 20 remains open at this time.

There is still no estimated time to reopening U.S. Highway 101 near Redwood Valley.